Tag Heuer teams with Google, Intel on smart watch; Xiaomi's Barra addresses Microsoft's Windows 10 for Mi 4

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> Microsemi will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor. Release

> Tag Heuer teamed up with Google and Intel for Android smart watch. Article

> Xiaomi's Hugo Barra acknowledged that Microsoft is working to offer a version of Xiaomi's Mi 4 smartphone that runs Windows 10, but Barra cautioned that the program is run by Microsoft and only available in China. He added that Xiaomi remains committed to the Android operating system. Post

> Lenovo plans to launch its first Windows phones in China this summer. Article

> Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430, an entry-level smartphone that will be among those updated to Windows 10. It wil cost around $70. Article

> Close to 40 percent of iPhone owners are interested in purchasing the Apple Watch, according to a new survey. Article

> Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds games, said it profit fell 73 percent last year. Article

Wireless Tech News

> T-Mobile US wants to make sure the FCC knows the benefits of using Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in, among others, the 3.5 GHz band, saying it's compatible with Wi-Fi and should be considered as the FCC adopts rules for the 3.5 GHz band. Article

> Following trials with O2's customers in London, Vasona Networks announced it has inked a pilot deployment agreement with Telefonica UK, the first Tier 1 customer it has publicly identified. Article

> As part of its mission to collaborate where it makes sense and avoid duplication of efforts when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced plans to work with EEBus Initiative, a European non-profit organization focused on the smart home and smart grid. Article

Telecom News

> Alcatel-Lucent may be an advocate of VDSL2 and vectoring, but the Franco American company says that those technologies may be not be enough to overcome interference issues to deliver 100 Mbps and above over existing copper pairs to broadband customers. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV stands firmly behind the deployment of 4K/UltraHD services and plans to have 50-70 4K channels available to subscribers by 2020. Article

> Federal mandates put in place when Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2011 could force the conglomerate to the bargain table with Apple over the tech giant's upcoming streaming pay-TV service. Article

And finally… Robert Downey Jr. showed up in some new, strange HTC commercials. Article

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